2-Stroke Picture Thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by FloridaSteve, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. 2 strokes 4 life

    2 strokes 4 life Adventurer

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    Just saw this post for the first time today. I like the YZ465 and the IT465s out there. That pipe is from here http://www.x-tremevintageyz.com/

    I myself have a 1979 Yamaha IT175 (my first bike) and it has been ridden hard. Looks different from these pics.

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    Here is my 1981 Yamaha IT465. Its ugly and i plan to keep it that way. Its going to be my first hill climb bike. I plan on pipe, head porting, head mod(Eric Gorr, he has been building them since they came out), 10 inch extension on swing arm and some paint. I will post when i am done.

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    THANKS!!!
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  2. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  3. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    This bike was purchased about 3 years ago with the goal of riding it cross country on the Trans America Trail (TAT). The full story of the western section is HERE. Go to post 341 and read to the end for the full story with pictures.

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    This pic is the bike about to depart Monticello, UT

    The "special edition" is the special prep put into the bike for the TAT ride. 3.7 Gal Vintage Factory Desert Tank, 2 Kolpin 1.25 rear fuel tanks, 2 litres of 2 smoke oil plus the factory reservoir, and lots more.

    Also took along this bike as a backup in case of mechanical failure - fortunately it did the 1,300 miles on the chase trailer!

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    The backup bike was similarly prepped, but had a bit less exotic shocks, and sported a vintage Don Vesco desert tank. The front bottles ended up being water bottles on the ride, and the mounts were made of aluminum bicycle water bottle cages.

    Sorry if' you've seen these before, but you asked for pics of 2 stokes! :D
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  4. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    OK,here's my contribution....

    Sam in Indiana




    XR400
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    KX500 Streeter
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  5. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    And,another....

    Sam in Indiana
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  6. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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  7. engineer1984

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    Thats a neat front suspension.

    Have you got it running, is that an air filter that is behind the carb or is that a hose?

    Does your right leg get hot when youre riding?

    Very cool bike.
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  8. engineer1984

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    So what would happen if you built a bike with a 500 cc 2 stroke engine as the power plant? People custom build choppers that can't meet the noise requirements and probably don't meet the emission tests either. But these bikes are street legal. So while it may be difficult to get a manufacturers 2 stroke to become street legal, it may be easier to make a custom bike with a 2 stroke motor street legal.
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  9. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    Great thread, Another past owner of a white, 1981 IT175, probably the most perfect all around bike for what we used to do, riding in the Everglades on my friend's land.

    I went from that to a Husky 250XC that looked much like the bigger one above. Left side kickstart- got used to it.

    Oh and z50 was first ride, hodaka dirt squirt first real bike ridden.

    Was sure I had a pic of my 1976 yz125, can't find it right now though.
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  10. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    I've had it about two years now, it runs well, is road legal (during daylight!) and is a lot of fun off road.
    That is an airfilter behind the carb and, yes, I have burnt my leg a couple of times!!
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  11. Poolside

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    All kinds of bikes can be registered for the road in various states. Ride them in your home state, then officially 'import' and register them in your home state after some number of miles.

    California, even with the most rigorous emissions laws, can really only regulate manufacturers and aftermarket service business regarding emissions. (A common theme in government.) If a person builds their own 'personal transportation' the regulations mainly apply only to roadworthiness. Lighting, braking distance, etc.

    A caveat for a formerly roadworthy and registered manufactured vehicle that for one reason or another has been rendered a 'salvage value'. The 'recovered vehicle' more or less qualifies as a self-built vehicle when rendered roadworthy by the owner.

    Acourse this requires more than a little legal research, and savvy at your state motor vehicle department. Mainly savvy amounts to documents, patience, and calm repetition.

    - Jim
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  12. makotosun

    makotosun Been here awhile

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    What you need is a street titleable FRAME. The rest of the components are optional. The older the FRAME, the easier it is to get the tags.

    All of my old two strokes are enduro models, which were street licensable in their day. So long as they meet the requirements of the year they were manufactured, generally it is fine. You can take a bunch of MX components and graft them into an enduro frame and it is just fine. The newer the bike the more difficult, as more requirements were added, and in the last couple of years, EPA got involved.
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  13. Poolside

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    You bet, using a formerly street licensed, or "street licensable in their day" frame is sure easier.

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  14. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    <TABLE class=tborder id=post7838627 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD class=alt1 id=td_post_7838627>So what would happen if you built a bike with a 500 cc 2 stroke engine as the power plant? People custom build choppers that can't meet the noise requirements and probably don't meet the emission tests either. But these bikes are street legal. So while it may be difficult to get a manufacturers 2 stroke to become street legal, it may be easier to make a custom bike with a 2 stroke motor street legal.
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    It all depends upon your state...here in Indiana,it's very easy. I did a CR500 last year,my KX500 next. Here,after installing a brake light,head light and horn,the bike is inspected by the local LE officer for road worthyness. He then signs our Indiana Change of Body affidavit,that's
    taken back to the license branch to generate a road type of title from.
    This COB document is the same one used for the custom bikes that
    you made mention of....

    Sam in IN

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  15. Possumhopper

    Possumhopper Urinal Pilot

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    Since there has already been some Soviet love, my little '57 Izh-49.
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  16. rightsideup

    rightsideup Get your motor running...

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    I like it... apparently manufactured by the same company that brought us the Kalashnikov!
    Check out the IZH Samson - I want one.
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  17. FloridaSteve

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    A nice pair..

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  18. FloridaSteve

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    Kawasaki H2R. It must be a truly frightening motorcycle to ride.

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  19. FloridaSteve

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    Beautiful old Bultaco.

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  20. FloridaSteve

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    The Supercharged Scott Flying Squirrel

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